In 2017, musicians and regular collaborators Gigi Masin and Jonny Nash were invited to a residency at artist Xavier Veilhan’s “Studio Venezia” at the Venice Biennale. For this immersive installation, Veilhan transformed the French Pavilion into a fully functioning recording studio, inviting artists to record original works during a series of residencies. During their time at the studio Masin and Nash recorded a series of improvised compositions primarily for piano and guitar. Situated in a unique acoustic environment and recorded with a variety of microphone techniques, the recordings directly capture Masin and Nash’s unique musical relationship and understanding.
In 2018 Nash was approached by London-based design and branding agency Commission with the proposal to collaborate on the production of a vinyl LP. After discussion with Masin, Nash suggested the Venice recordings as the basis for this collaboration. After editing the recordings down to a total of 6 pieces, collectively entitled ‘Postcards From Nowhere’, Commission developed the art direction of the project together with photographer Luke Evans. This involved working in close collaboration with Paris based print atelier Imprimerie du Marais, renowned experts in printing and finishing techniques.